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[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 154 views]
Yet another great appreciation of Alwan’s Beavers, in Canada

An interview conducted by Marie-Christine Blais, for La Presse, published in April 10th.
Your narrator, Ghaleb, draws continually striking parallels between beavers he discovered in Oregon and his family who lives in Riyadh. How did you get this idea?
I grew up in Saudi Arabia, where beavers do not exist. My knowledge on the subject was therefore superficial, and I was not interested in it, anyway! It was when I moved to Portland [Oregon], in 2006, to finish my master that I really got to know this animal.

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 156 views]

To listen to the program, click on this link.

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 176 views]
Alwan’s Beavers: “A rare and brilliant take on the midlife crisis”

French Magazine “Lui” offers a brief review of Alwan’s Beavers, February
A rich Saudi man, overwhelmed by his family of morons and disenchanted mistress, leaves for America, the best place to host his melancholy. On a riverbed in Oregon, he meets a beaver, and seeks to find his way between contemplation, alcohol and personal development meetings. A rare and brilliant take on the midlife crisis – Arab style.
French original below
Un riche Saoudien accablé par sa famille de débiles et sa maîtresse désabusée part pour l’Amérique, pays plus propre à accueillir son …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 127 views]
Beavers is out in French!  And featured in Radio France Culture as the “Saudi Houellebecq”

Mohamad Hasan Alwan’s novel “Beavers” (Al Qondos, Dar al saqi) was recently published in France by le Seuil.

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[10 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 260 views]
Alwan’s Beavers is shortlisted for the IPAF!

Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s book Beavers is shortlisted for the International Prize of Arabic Fiction, also known as the Arab Booker!

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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 103 views]

Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s Beavers was acquired by Le Seuil for French translation rights.
This title by the young Saudi author is on the 2013 IPAF longlist.